Real ale enthusiasts converging on the capital for this weekend’s London Pride rally have voiced their concerns over the direction CAMRA seems to be taking the event.
Thousands are expected to thong the streets as the rally makes its way from Baker Street through to Trafalgar Square, but some attending the event are yet to be convinced by the changes.
'Whatever happened to the morris-dancers with their jigs and painted faces' asked Ted Jervis a wood turner from Burton on Trent 'they're always at our local events - admitted they still got dancers down here, but it seems to be all pasodoble and eye liner. Not a bit like the Smethwick branch'
Hard though it might be to accept, it seems for diehards like Ted, the days of beerguts and beards may well be over.
Although nearly all those taking part in this year’s event are carrying six-packs, Ted still had his doubts
'I asked the one chappie if he had ever tried a Bishops' Finger and he said he had only managed four so far and was finding it difficult to take the extra one even though he had been well oiled at the time.
Funny, I don't ever remember the home-brew crowd from Buxton being this friendly. I told him I was going to wet my whistle later and so he's bringing a couple of other guys along to make up a foursome.
He said they were all dyed in the wool benders up for a session, and I can well believe him.
Not sure if I can struggle into these leather football shorts he gave me....and pink too
'London Pride not what it used to be' say real ale enthusiasts
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